243w ago - Today SCEA Marketing Manager Asad Qizilbash has announced that the June release date for inFamous on Sony's PS3 has been bumped up to May 26, 2009.
To quote: Many of you may be wondering when we plan to announce the release date for inFamous. Well today, we have a little surprise for you... the release month is no longer June. Now wait, I know what you're thinking... inFamous is NOT delayed, in fact, the guys up at Sucker Punch have been working so hard that the game will be releasing in the U.S. on May 26!
Now with just a little over a month until the game hits shelves, inFamous pre-order goodness begins today. Those who pre-order the game at participating retailers will have a chance to get one of the following:
• An exclusive 'Gigawatt Blades' Super Power: The Gigawatt Blades supercharges Cole's arm into an instrument of destruction unmatched by any other melee weapon in game. Although very powerful, you'll still have to use this weapon wisely, as it takes a considerable drain on your powers.
• Limited-edition inFamous costume for Home Avatar - Look like one of the REAPER gang members.
• Early access to the official Game Demo. Be one of the first to play inFamous on May 7th.
And, yes, the inFamous demo will be made available to everyone on the PlayStation Network on May 21. We've got a lot more surprises on the way the next few weeks, so stay tuned...
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Happy news. Apparently they want to get the jump on Prototype. I just hope that doesn't mean they're dropping features or skimping on testing. (One disadvantage to having patching available as an option on modern consoles is the temptation for developers to think, "Oh, heck, ship it. We'll fix the bugs in a patch later...")